Pest Prevention Tips for Apartment Living

Multifamily housing has become very popular in recent years, with the most recent research showing nearly 17% of the United States population currently lives in an apartment or condo. While renting can be a cost-effective way to shorten your commute or easy access to services and entertainment, it still carries its own problems. It may be hard to keep from sharing your neighbor’s noise or smells but you shouldn’t have to share their pests as well.

Pest Proof Your Apartment

When dealing with pests, the best offense is always a good defense. If you have not taken any preventative steps to keep bugs, spiders or any other pests from entering your home, the close proximity of your neighbors can help pests spread quickly. Perform these simple steps to get started:

  • Regularly empty garbage and trash cans.
  • Vacuum at least once a week.
  • Lockdown pantry items in sealed containers.
  • Fix any leaks or moisture problems.
  • Keep countertops and floors clean to remove food sources.

Be Leary Of Secondhand Furniture

While that piece of furniture sitting on the curb with a “FREE!” sign on it may seem appealing, there may be a sinister reason that it got there. Furniture can serve as a suitable nest for a wide variety of insects including bed bugs, carpet beetles and many more terrible pests. While you could thoroughly inspect the furniture for pests, it’s safer to just leave it where it is.

Invest in Preventative Pest Control

There are many pest control options available for those currently living in an apartment. Because it is so easy for pests to spread in multifamily dwellings, it is important to have a preventative pest control program in place. The experts at Emtec Pest Control have the pest control solutions to help ensure your apartment remains pest-free.

Why Emtec Pest Control?

Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted pests. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include TulsaOwasso, Oklahoma City, Broken ArrowJenksBixbyStillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.-